Drama students in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District will present three plays in November that will run through the end of the month.
The first of the 2012-13 Performing Arts plays will begin at Walled Lake Western High School with a presentation of “A Christmas Carol.”
The classic novella penned by Charles Dickens highlights the holiday spirit by telling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the visit of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
“A Christmas Carol” will run from Friday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 11 and Nov. 16 to 18 at Walled Lake Western. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. for Saturday matinees. For more information about the show call 248-956-4400 or visit www.wlwmusical.com or www.wlcstickets.com online.
“A Murder Can Be Habit Forming” will be presented by Walled Lake Northern High School performing arts students Nov. 15 to 17 at Walled Lake Northern. The play, written by Billy St. John, is a murder mystery set snowy upstate New York, where a busload of passengers find themselves stranded in an old mansion with a serial killer. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6.95 at the door.
The final play in the series — “Flowers for Algernon” — will be presented by Walled lake Central High School performing arts students Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1 at Walled Lake Central High School.
The play is based on the science fiction short story written by Daniel Keyes. Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has heightened intelligence due to a special surgery. The story is told through reports written by Charlie Gordon, the first human subject to undergo the surgery. The story on which the play is based has been challenged for removal from some libraries around the country, but is also taught in many schools.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults or $8 for senior citizens and students. To order tickets, call 248-956-4750 after Wednesday, Nov. 14, or purchase tickets at the door.
For more information about upcoming plays, concerts and shows in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, visit the district’s website at www.wlcsd.org.